• High surface hardness
  • High abrasion resistance against abrasive wear
  • High resistance against cold welding, seizing or contact corrosion
  • Corrosion resistance is not affected, in some cases even improved
  • High resistance to shear
  • No change in appearance
  • Lower friction coefficient
  • Higher fatigue strength
  • Good dimensional and shape stability

Hardness of Stainihard®NC

Stainihard®NC : 1200-1500 HV0,01

The above hardness refers to the hardness on the surface if it is measured in a cross-section of the layer. Regular hardness measured on the surface is: 1000-1400 HV0.05 at a depth of 10 to 30 µm.

The hardening depth of Stainihard® NC depends on the type of stainless steel, the surface condition and the degree of deformation. With increasing surface deformation the layer depth decreases.

Wear abrasion test

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